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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Americas Cup Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of sailing but this morning I saw a clip of the American and New Zealand boats racing in close proximity and it was amazing. The American boat didn't actually seem to be in the water!.

I may have to watch a few more clips.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on, give us a link....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24184815

Prepare to be amazed!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not really sailing though now as they are rigid wings rather than sails...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the fact that they aren't actually in the water that fascinates me - they're flying rather than sailing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is rather odd.

Quite a spectacle indeed, but it is indeed on the outer extremities of being called sailing.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're on hydrofoils.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC72
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing watching them 'fly'



Unfortunately, not the most stable, what with no keel I imagine......



If you look at the first pic, and see the number of crew, it gives you a sense of perspective and the sheer size of these things......mahoosive!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar. but different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRA8NG8kfhM
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Already killed crew members when flipping over
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw them in the flesh practicing and doing trials off Dubai a few seasons back. Amazing. We race to but when you see the speed of these it's awesome. Look up RC44' s too. More traditional monohull but still very slick!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed wrote:
not really sailing though now as they are rigid wings rather than sails...


Who thought of that idea ? Yep I do know.

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